Friday, June 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Leroy Neiman

I wanted to send my condolences to the family, friends and admirers of Leroy Neiman. 

Neiman was one of the more celebrated sports artist of our time.  His paintings are easily recognizable, and cherished by collectors.  Check out this great story about his career in the New York Times.

As some may know, Leroy Neiman most famous drawing (at least in this Dodgers fans mind) is the Dodgers Centennial painting.  Recently, the twitter @Dodgers account made note of this masterpiece by sharing a photo from the day Neiman originally unveiled it to a cheering crowd at Dodger Stadium.

(twitter link: @Dodgers)

(twitter link: @Dodgers)

Below is a better view of the drawing.

(Hunt Auctions Link)

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